Running Against the Grain
D&D 3e (3.0/3.5) Rules
by Clive Squire
Running Against the Grain [Monstrous]
You have willingly severed the innate connection you have with a form of magic to gain the benefits of a more esoteric form of magic.
Prerequisite: Innate spellcasting ability as a spellcaster that has a spell level progression.
Benefit: You can change your innate ability to cast spells as a spellcaster, such as sorcerer, for another magic or quasi-magic using class that offers the same kind of progression.
For example, an aurak draconian has the innate spellcasting ability as an 8th level sorcerer. He could exchange this innate spellcasting ability to cast spells as an 8th level mystic as this allow a spellcaster to gain 9th level spells but he could not exchange them for innate spellcasting ability as a ranger or paladin, as these class do not offer 9th level spells. He could even exchange his spellcasting abilities for such abilities as that offered by the shadowcaster (which offers advancement to 9th level mysteries) or a psionic class, such as psion (which offers advancement to 9th level powers).
Special: The effects of this feat affect only one type of innate spellcasting ability that you have. If you have multiple types of innate spellcasting ability, select one to which this feat applies. This feat applies to an innate spellcasting ability which is racial or one which is gained from other sources (such as a template).
Special: You can only gain this feat at 1st level or as the first feat gained after you acquire an innate spellcasting ability. For example, an aurak draconian gains his spellcasting automatically, so he would have to take this feat as his 1st level feat, whereas a blue dragon gains his 1st level of an innate spellcasting ability at 15 HD, so he would have to take this feat as his feat gained at 15th level/HD.
Note: Changing a spellcasting ability affects your character a some most profound ways. Such a change runs against the very grains of your race, and unlike other kinds of variant creatures, this is expressed in the fact that you must spend one feat slot to bring about this drastic change.
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